Explore the opportunities available to honors students. Go deep to name the challenges you choose for yourself, and let the SMBHC support you in meeting them.
Community Action Challenge
The challenge to each honors student: become an agent of change in your community. Each semester, make a difference. As agents of change, honors students use the Community Action Challenge to outline the scope of their concerns and dreams, explore what it takes to have a lasting impact, and transform their communities and themselves.
For several years, the SMBHC has worked with students interested in pursuing a health profession.
First-Generation Student Network
If you identify as a first generation college student (for example – you are the first person in your immediate family to attend University), you are invited to be a part of the First-Generation Student Network! Throughout the semester, we will host events and share resources catered to the first-gen experience, ranging from events such as getting to know other first-gen students on campus and learning from first-gen alumni to learning how to apply for national scholarships. Click on the title for more information, and be sure to follow them on Instagram @firstgen_network.
The Honors College Minority Engagement Council
The Honors College Minority Engagement Council (HoCoMEC) fosters an environment that promotes interconnectivity, cultivates greatness in academia, and generates a respectful community that opens dialogue for minority students within the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Click on the title for more information, and email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with them on Instagram @umhoco_mec.
Partnership with UM School of Law
Thanks to a partnership with the UM School of Law, SMBHC juniors and seniors are able to get a taste of law school before they graduate.